The evergreen entertainer ‘Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari’ starred megastar Chiranjeevi and Sridevi in the lead roles. It is one of the biggest hits from the Vyjayanthi Movies banner. During one of the interviews a couple of years ago, producer Ashwini Dutt had revealed that Chiranjeevi was paid Rs 35 Lakhs and Sridevi was paid Rs 25 lakhs to play the lead roles in Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari. Sridevi’ craze was at peaks during that time and she received salary on par with star heroes.
Earlier during an interview, Ashwini Dutt revealed that Chiranjeevi and Sridevi had been planning a movie together, to be produced by Sridevi. Since that venture did nottake off, they became part of Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari’ project.
He added, “Despite being busy stars, their commitment to the film was commendable. For the song ‘Priyatama’, we just had 2 days from Sridevi’s dates left, after that she was flying off abroad. Megastar Chiranjeevi was running 104 degrees temperature at that time. To bring the temperature down, we would sponge megastar body with ice and he’d come for the shot. After the song was completed, he was taken straight to a hospital where he stayed for a week till he recovered fully.”